Our school has developed an innovative response to supporting the needs of our special students. This is our Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum or VPAC.
Integrated services ensures that each students program is reviewed by a team of Special Educators, Therapists, Psychologist, and Social Worker. The review is to ensure that each student’s needs are being met and to ensure that the best outcomes are being achieved for each student. The use of Visual and Performing Arts is a child-centred approach where our teachers and therapists use the power of concrete experiences delivered through arts (visual and performing), dance, drama, music, physical education, and technology as a way to immerse our students in a deeply engaging learning environment. This approach enables us to more readily achieve English literacy, numeracy, and living skills goals.
The individual needs of our students have informed the construction and development of VPAC and this curriculum model is, we believe, highly congruent with the spirit of the Victorian Essential Learning Standards.